Press Releases

Welcome to the Foundation's press room. Materials found here may be used for news coverage concerning The Bob Mizer Foundation and its exhibitions and programming ONLY.


2014

OUT OF THE CLOSET: Bob Mizer Foundation Releases Films From The Groundbreaking Stonewall Era.


It was 1968. Free love and the sexual revolution were happening all across America. But the mores of the past still lingered, and photographer Bob Mizer’s pictures of male nudes were cited as part of the evidence labeled “obscene” in a 1968 trial in Federal Court. But in the case, Spinar DSI v. U.S.(440 F.2d 1241), Mizer and others were ultimately vindicated, as that court and others......

Get Press Release & Images →
2014

3000 Original Films from Bob Mizer’s AMG to be Saved


Sailors, wizards and cowboys hide in hundreds of boxes of film packed away for decades, waiting to see the light of day once again. The Bob Mizer Foundation announced today the launch of a Kickstarter fundraising project that will begin the preservation of a major collection of early gay erotic films produced by porn pioneer Bob Mizer throughout the 1950s -......

Get Press Release & Images →
2013

L.A. MOCA ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF WORKS BY BOB MIZER


The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art recently announced the institution’s acquisition of works by Bob Mizer along with important pieces by contemporary artists Ryan Trecartin and Rodney McMillen. The Mizer artwork includes two double-sided “catalog boards” of historical importance used in the production of catalogs of his thousands of images. “Mizer’s work is now within the......

Get Press Release & Images →
2008

AMG Hardcore Film Classics: Cowboy Virgin


Athletic Model Guild announced today that the latest collection of founder, Bob Mizer’ s secret hardcore footage is now shipping to retailers across the country, via Paladin Video. Harcore Film Classics: Cowboy Virgin, which boasts 140 minutes of explicit gay sex, contains six original film loops from Mizer’ s personal collection. The DVD is also shipping direct to customers through......

Get Press Release & Images →
2008

Bob Mizer’s Secret XXX Fascination Exposed, Again


Athletic Model Guild announced the release of their latest classic hardcore title, Hardcore Film Classics: Cowboy Virgin, earlier today. Cowboy Virgin is only the second release of hardcore material shot in the 20th Century to officially come out of the Athletic Model Guild since its inception in the 1940s. The company’s founder, Bob Mizer claimed, to have never produced hardcore material,......

Get Press Release & Images →